Boehner Agrees To Trade Tax Rate Hikes For Entitlement Savings. Obama Says, Thanks Fo

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    Report: Boehner Agrees To Trade Tax Rate Hikes For Entitlement Savings. Obama Says, Thanks For The Tax Hikes But I'll Pass On The Savings


    —DrewM.

    I know it's crazy but maybe, just maybe this big spending, statist really isn't interested in dealing with our spending problems. Shocking, I know.

    President Barack Obama is not ready to accept a new offer from the Republican leader of the U.S. the House of Representatives to raise taxes on top earners in exchange for major cuts in entitlement programs, a source said late Saturday.
    The shape and details of Boehner's offer were uncertain Saturday night, as was the exact reason the president was prepared to reject it.

    The source said Obama sees the offer made on Friday by U.S. House Speaker John Boehner as a sign of progress, but simply believes it is not enough and there is much more to be worked out before Obama can reciprocate.

    Tax rates and entitlements are the two most difficult issues in the so-far unproductive negotiations to avert the "fiscal cliff" of steep tax hikes and spending cuts set for the new year unless Congress and the president reach a deal to avoid them.​

    I don't get why the GOP is negotiating in good faith. Obama isn't. He wants nothing short of absolute surrender. Either give it to him (Let It Burn) or change the terms of the debate drastically.


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    Boehner and Obama are just going through the motions, both know for a fact that Boehner cannot guarantee the votes on any agreement and Obama is not going to give away a thing on a useless gesture that the republicans are going to reject without consideration.
     
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    With this compromise the GOP has infact shown good faith in trying to deal with the problem. If the media is honest they will have to report it and it would bode well going into next year when we do go over the cliff.
    It can't be reported just as the GOP obstructionists.
    People DO want the rich to pay more, but they also want less spending, so the ball may very well be in Obama's court.
     
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    Get some sort of guarantee that the republicans will vote for a deal made by Boehner with Obama and the claims of dealing in good faith will be believable, it's why the Debt ceiling negotiations fell through and it is why Boehner can offer things he knows are impossible seeing as how he has little or no control over the republican caucus.
     
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    Boehner's offer was to raise taxes on incomes over one million dollars, instead of what Obama campaigned on in every speech he made during the election cycle, which is a tax increase on the top two percent.

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    Obama was elected on taxing the top two percent more.

    When the GOP finally, finally, finally gets that through their heads, then maybe we will finally see some progress in the talks.

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    66 percent of the people want taxes AND cuts to entitlements. Obama will lose if he refuses to consider any cuts.
     
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    Boehner will lose if he continues to refuse to raise taxes on the top two percent.

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